Sunday, April 8, 2012

Today's Stone Trivia


Birthstone: Aquarius (Water Bearer): Jan. 20 - Feb. 18

Wedding anniversary: 4th and 6th year of marriage.

Care and treatment: Amethyst often becomes paler if kept out in the sun. Clean with warm, soapy water and a soft bristle brush. Keep away from strong chemicals and avoid sudden temperature changes.

Healing ability: Amethyst magnifies psychic abilities and right-brain activity. It strengthens immunity, while energizing and purifying the blood. Amethyst relieves headaches, improves blood sugar imbalance.

Mystical power: Amethyst is given as a symbol of sincerity, security, and peace of mind. Amethyst is said to cure impatience, balance high-energy, eliminate chaos, promote clarity, and help keep one grounded. It activates and balances the 6th chakra (third eye). Ancient folk believed it protects against drunkenness. As the myth goes, drinking wine from an Amethyst goblet would prevent one from becoming inebriated. The gemstone still symbolizes sobriety.  Amethyst is associated with a number of superstitions, being regarded as a love charm, and as a protection against thieves. Placed under the pillow at night, the beautiful amethyst is believed to produce a calm and peaceful sleep.

Again - this information is provided only to entertain and is not meant to serve as medical advice. It makes for a fun story to go along with a gift you give to someone! 

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